Training & Tools

The SPA’s training materials are currently being reviewed by the Development Officer. Until changes are made, archived training materials and other resources can be found here.

If you have any ideas or requests for future training materials, please contact Owain Evans, Development Officer, at

Archived Training Materials & Tools:



2015-16 Development Officer Jon May produced a weekly training blog on the SPA website. It covered a variety of topics, from covering elections to using Twitter for your publications.

All of the blog posts can be found here.

Free Style Guide


In 2015, the SPA created its first Style Guide. This guide is free-to-use for all member publications, and can be adapted to their individual needs.

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Twitter Lists

Twitter Lists

The SPA has put together several twitter lists your dream job, network with other journalists or simply find some great content. Please note that these lists are no longer updated, but still provide a great starting point.

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Journalism Graduate Schemes

A list of known journalism graduate schemes can be found on the Journo Resources website, here.